GolfBuddy is recalling certain golf GPS bands because the charging ports can produce an electrical charge to exposed skin, posing a burn hazard. Two consumers have reported being burned by the devices. Approximately 3,000 GolfBuddy BB5 golf GPS LED bands are included in the recall.
The bands were made in South Korea and sold at golf stores such as PGA Tour Superstore and The Golfer’s Warehouse, as well as online at www.amazon.com and www.golfbuddygobal.com from April 2015 through January 2016 for about $250. The device is a wearable GPS wristband that operates as a pedometer, distance monitor and watch and comes preloaded with golf course information. It comes in black with interchangeable wristbands in several colors. “GolfBuddy” is molded on the outer part of the band, and “model BB5” is printed on the back of the device below the charging port. Recalled units do not have a yellow round sticker on the front and on the packaging.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled golf wristbands and contact GolfBuddy for instructions on how to update them with the latest firmware.